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Pyronema sp.

A fire fungus at Aranda Bushland

Pyronema sp. at Aranda Bushland - 15 Mar 2016
Pyronema sp. at Aranda Bushland - 15 Mar 2016
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Identification history

Pyronema sp. 2 Apr 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 17 Mar 2016 CathB

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Author's notes

A slime mould? Common on burnt soil and wood after fuel reduction burn 3 weeks previously.

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Heino wrote:
   22 Mar 2016
I'd say fungal and with a good chance of being in the genus Pyronema. Species of this genus are yellow to orange and are well-known to colonize burnt areas not long after a fire. The individual fruiting bodies are small disks (often no more than a millimetre in diameter) but can be produced in such large numbers that it is very hard to see the individual disks. In this photo (https://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/pyronema-sp-0208.html) you can see a few individual disks, but most are massed together. A rough calculation (comparing disk size with area covered by the fungus) tells me there must be at least 400 disks in the scene.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 15 Mar 2016 08:12 AM Recorded on
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